How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. Care for educators themselves, whether through mental and emotional self-care or by creating space for professional development and learning.

Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. Moore says that before any rollout of sustainable and effective professional learning, there are four factors that school leaders must consider.

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Video-Powered Professional Learning (The Pulse Podcast)

Edthena

Learn more about Edthena’s start and video-powered professional learning in this conversation between Rod Murray of The Pulse podcast and Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller. And, try out Edthena’s video coaching professional learning for yourself.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, I basically just shared what my teachers and students were doing at New Milford High School (NJ) and the evidence that showed how our implementations of innovative ideas were improving student outcomes as well as teaching, learning, and leadership practices.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

DIY Professional Learning

techlearning

Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s free face-to-face professional development program that supports educators throughout their digital making and computing journey. blog Professional Development TL Advisor Blog Leadership Coding

Professional Learning: Using Video to Provide Feedback (Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast)

Edthena

On this episode of the Teaching Leading Learning K-12 Podcast, Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller talked with Steve Miletto talked about all things professional learning, including how video is changing the game for giving educators feedback about their teaching.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

Educators have been tasked with pivoting from in-person to remote learning more than once in many districts across the country. mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. About mindSpark Learning.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017.

Latest Updates to Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Platform Keeps All Learners Connected to Engaging Content, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

Discovery Education today announced a series of updates to its flexible, award-winning K-12 learning platform that will keep teachers and students connected to the service’s engaging content, instructional strategies, and professional learning resources wherever learning is taking place.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I can tell from experience that it’s a prerequisite for a teacher to follow trends due to the fast-changing market and nuances of working with young professionals with a progressive mindset. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Video-Based Learning. Blockchain Technology.

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Hoonuit Announces Professional Learning Delivery System

techlearning

Hoonuit announces a Professional Learning Delivery System designed to help districts create personalized professional learning and deliver it equitably. The latest technology features a course creation toolkit, which allows for on-demand video encoding, transcriptions and closed captions, including the ability to translate into nine languages and read those languages aloud. Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways.

CUE Higher Education Learning Network to Present at Global EdTech Academy

CUE

The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – continues to provide educators across the country and globally with FREE professional learning this summer. PST AppSmash with Assistive Technologies to Engage Students with Valerie Sun, […].

What Should Your EdTech Integration Plan Look Like?

TeacherCast

What does an Educational Technology Integration Plan look like? More importantly, what does your Educational Technology Integration Plan look like? What is an EdTech Integration Plan Outline? What is an Educational Technology Integration Plan?

The New Style of Educator Professional Development (EdTech Today Podcast)

Edthena

Wondering where professional development is headed post-pandemic? But in fact, professional development has been an essential aspect of this whole experience. One of the phrases that has emerged in my conversations is the idea of synchronous learning vs. asynchronous learning.

Students Become Creators and Incorporate Technology Through Project-Based Writing

CUE

The post Students Become Creators and Incorporate Technology Through Project-Based Writing appeared first on OnCUE. Learn conferences edtech ELA teachers Fall CUE Fall CUE Conference Professional Development professional learning project-based writing writingWriting is an art, and asking our students to write – to create something new from just a blank page and some words – is hard work.

The Essential Question: Formulating a North Star to Guide Your Technology Integration Plan

TeacherCast

In this post, you will learn how to work with your school district and your instructional coaches' leadership team to formulate an “essential question” that will help guide you through the EdTech Integration Plan process. Why is an EdTech Essential Question Important?

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. If you are in a position where you deliver training and professional development to other educators, this episode is for you! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Supporting a Community of Educators (EdTech Digest)

Edthena

Read the full article at EdTech Digest: Supporting a Community of Educators. News about Edthena edtech digest edtech update Edthena k-12 education K-12 teachers video coachingWondering what a former teacher and teacher coach has to say about video coaching?

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard. Many kids were automatically at a severe disadvantage as a result, which will most likely result in extreme learning loss and ever-widening achievement gaps.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor : Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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Why being in a Professional Learning Network (PLN) is essential for the growth of a 21st century teacher.

Linways Technologies

A community, in this sense, would be a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers. It is a community that exists on mutual share and learn of information. A Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a community or a group people with similar interests or shared passions with whom a person interacts with to create relationships and learn. The learning happens in the form of feedback, insights, documentation, new contacts, or new business opportunities.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

Edsurge

One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

The best edtech PD isn’t about technology

eSchool News

Schools and districts spend billions on edtech, even while questions continue to swirl around whether such investments yield solid returns. Few companies can reliably ensure the educational outcomes that teachers and administrators expect, and according to one estimate , only 35 percent of edtech tools purchased are actually being implemented. Barriers to successful implementation often have little to do with the technology itself or teachers’ comfort with technology overall.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. In my position as K-12 Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in the Spotswood School District, I am assisting with the district’s transition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as working with teachers on the effective integration of technology. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

When I returned from the International Society for Technology Educators ( #ISTE17 ), I shared in an article that I was disappointed in the lack of diversity in I experienced. She points out that unfortunately, school administrators don't always respect technology and its gains and therefore they don't pay for or allow their teachers to attend conferences. Learn from and converse with a diverse collection of colleagues by following, liking, and responding to them.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? Before she landed at Slack, Swanson was already a well-known figure in edtech. She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Teaching soft skills, commonly referred to as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is increasingly important in an educational environment, determined that students are graduated from both K12 as well as higher education primed and ready for a dynamic and changing future job market. On Social Emotional Learning. Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Let’s explore: Project-Based Learning. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. Also, people have used it to create, like we’ve had a summer technology institute, and we’ve created our schedules for that institute within FlipSnack and then shared the FlipSnack book out.

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12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxerAh, summer … that time when all teachers leave school work and school thoughts behind for months to lounge by the pool. Right? Well, in more than a decade of teaching, it’s never been that way for me! Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.].

The EdTech Genome Project: Talking Implementation with Elizabeth Birie

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. Over the past year, Elizabeth has also been lending her expertise to the EdTech Genome Project.

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